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He checks the wild impetuous tide;
And Passion yields to Reason's reign,

Does Sorrow aim its barbed dart?
Distraction pierce, or Anguish burn?
Time steals the sting-He sooths the smart:
And radiant hours of peace return.

Do fatal Love or treach'rous Hate,
The preludes to despair and death,
Envenom'd on their victims wait,
And chide the faint and ling'ring breath.

Oft Time, with vet'ran honours crown'd
Despoils the traitors of their prey:
Extracts the poison from the wound:
And Hope relumes its cheering ray,

When Languors pale, and chilling Spleen
Through Pleasure Thespian temples crept;
When Famine tragediz'd each scene,
And queens, in sober sadness, wept.

Did he not bring to feast the age,
A first rate Cook, across the main,
Make tragic dishes all the rage,"
And Thalia sport her whims again.

No more the Comic Muse, in tears,
Augments her sister's sullen gloom--
Sir Archy on the stage appears-
And laurels twine round Macklin's tomb,

When thron'd in his triumphal car,
To Fame's proud temple Shakspeare flies,
And Glory, like a brilliant star,
Summons her fav’rite to the skies,

Like him immortal-Time precedes,
His dazzling and sublime career:
Again the royal Duncan bleeds!
And Virtle weeps o'er IIamlet's bier

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In this machine the seeds are disengaged from the cotton by rollers of wood or metal, which draw the cotton through perpendicular apertures too small to admit the seedsthese rollers are fluted and turn reverse-wise. There are three sets of metal combs placed before the rollers (two only of which are represented in the drawing) that feed the machine and disengage any extraneous matter; the middle set move up and down and pass between the teeth of the others. These combs are set in motion by means of a crank, and traverse on pivots, or in a slide. The rollers are impelled by bands running over pulleys on one side of the machine, and by pinions on the other, by bands, or by wheels and pinions on both sides.

The middle bar, or transverse piece that supports the boxes in which the rollers turn, has dovetail pieces in front, and tenons behind to confine the boxes. On these the sliding pieces, in which VOL. v.

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